Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The hardest job I've ever had...

This has been one of those weeks that I'm reminded how hard this job of motherhood really is.  Before having children, I would have thought it would be the potty training, sleepless nights, and continual explosions of clothes and toys throughout my house that would make this job so difficult at times.  But after this week, I've realized it's so much more.  It's watching your child be shunned by so-called friends.  It's crying with another as you break some difficult news, knowing it's for the sake of the family as a whole, but how much it will hurt the one.  It's choosing to make decisions as a family that may not be in line with society or even friends.  It's in those times that my heart breaks.  I know it's only going to get harder as they get older, but I'm so glad that I get to be there to walk along side them.  For all the jobs in the world, I wouldn't trade mine for any of them.


  1. You are so right. With kids it's like your heart walks outside of your body and when they hurt, you sometimes hurt even more. I hope your next week is full of more pleasant moments!

  2. I couldn't agree more. On the difficult days that involve potty training, cleaning, discipline, etc., they are hard enough. But then like you said, something happens that is hurtful for them and you feel like your heart could explode. The grief over their pain is so intense. But I know there is not a single other thing in this world that would give me the joy that they do, and I am so grateful for the chance to stay home with my precious blessings! Thank you for your sweet reminders, your blog is so refreshing and positive. :)

  3. Thank you for your encouragement, ladies! I love following your blogs as well. It's always comforting to know there are other moms out there with the same ups & downs.